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Arby’s Foundation To Provide More Than 10 Million Meals To Children In Need This Summer »

May 29, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Arby's

Through “School’s Out, Food’s In” Program
Series of Events Hosted by Arby’s to Raise Awareness of Summer Hunger in America
May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – As the final bell nears at schools across America, millions of children await the joys of summer. But for millions more, that closing bell brings uncertainty about when and where their next meal will come from. According to No Kid Hungry, of the 22 million kids who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year, only 17.5 percent receive proper nourishment during the summer months.
This summer, the Arby’s Foundation is helping at-risk kids get the meals they need to succeed by providing more than 10 million meals through a series of local initiatives and a national awareness campaign...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Enters French Polynesia »

May 29, 2015 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. and Tahiti - Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s luxury real estate services are now available in French Polynesia with the opening of French Polynesia Sotheby’s International Realty.
The firm, which is managed and owned by Jacques C. Menahem, will serve the luxury residential real estate market throughout Tahiti and the islands in French Polynesia. The first office is scheduled to open in the second quarter in Tahiti.
“Expansion across French Polynesia continues the brand’s commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in luxury real estate destinations around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC...

Ring In National Donut Day On June 5 With A Free Donut Offer From Dunkin’ Donuts »

May 29, 2015 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

On June 5, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer guests worldwide a free donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage.
May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – Friday, June 5th is National Donut Day and Dunkin’ Donuts will commemorate the holiday by offering guests a free donut* of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 5th at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts is helping guests all around the world celebrate the joy of donuts, making this special offer available in its restaurants across the globe.
National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I...

Signs Now Boise’s Axiom Fitness Project Receives Top National Award »

May 29, 2015 at 6:30AM PDT | Source: Signs Now

Project will appear on national trade magazine cover.
May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // BOISE, Idaho - Signs Now Boise business owners Rob and Laura Rule recently received the Signs Now Project of the Year Award at the Alliance Franchise Brands Convention in Albuquerque, N.M. They were recognized for their work on a visual communications project for Axiom Fitness. The award is sponsored by national trade magazine Wide-Format Imaging and Alliance Franchise Brands.
The project included the production and installation of all of the interior signage for the new Axiom Fitness center in the new Meridian Idaho shopping mall. Graphics included various murals, the largest at 12’ x 44’; numerous windows with 3M frosted crystal vinyl, assorted UV flatbed posters and all of the ADA signage...

Toys"R"Us® Invites Customers To #stir4acure During Its Fifth Annual Campaign Benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation™ »

May 29, 2015 at 6:20AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

Company Hosts Nationwide In-Store Fundraising and Social Media Awareness Program to Help Find a Cure for Pediatric Cancer
May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Wayne, NJ – Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced the launch of its fifth consecutive fundraising campaign to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation™(ALSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Beginning this Saturday, May 30 through Friday, July 31, monetary donations will be collected at all Toys"R"Us® and Babies"R"Us® stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com/AlexsLemonade. Throughout the eight-week program, Toys"R"Us will once again invite social media users to show support for the cause and for Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the inspiration behind ALSF whose motto was "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade," by joining the conversation online using #Stir4ACure...

Grand Hyatt Brand To Expand To Mexico With New Luxury Resort Destination »

May 29, 2015 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort Set To Open June 15, 2015 Initiating New Momentum For The Brand’s Expansion In Latin America And The Caribbean
May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - The Grand Hyatt brand announced today that it will add a new resort, Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort, to its world-class portfolio when the hotel opens on the Riviera Maya along the Caribbean Sea on June 15, 2015.
The 314-room Sordo Madaleno-designed urban beach hotel will boast a unique fusion of sleek and contemporary design aesthetics blended with Mayan-inspired elements in the guestrooms, restaurants, bars, lounges and event spaces that pay tribute to local surroundings. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort will have a coveted location on the iconic Mamitas Beach, in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just steps from the city’s famous 5th Avenue...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sees Strong Signings Momentum, Led By New Hotel Deals In North America »

May 29, 2015 at 5:54AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

NEW YORK - May 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In advance of the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced it has achieved its strongest first five months of the year for deal signings since 2008. Starwood continues to see balanced growth across its brands and around the world, with North America leading the charge, accounting for nearly 40% of new signings so far in 2015. Development highlights include a 30% increase in deal signings for Starwood’s Specialty Select brands, Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton, which together account for more than three-quarters of North America signings year-to-date; a new developer-friendly vision for the Sheraton brand to be unveiled on June 1; and the launch of its 10th brand, Tribute Portfolio...

SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: 75% Of Small Business Owners Help Employees With Personal Matters »

May 29, 2015 at 5:48AM PDT | Source: SurePayroll

Small businesses tend to be collaborative, family environments, survey finds.
May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // GLENVIEW, IL - Free legal work, paying for family members’ hospital bills and repairing an employee’s dryer are just a few of the ways in which small business employers have helped their staffs on personal matters, according to the May 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard.

75% of small business owners say they have helped employees with personal matters.

“We got some incredible responses to our survey from small business owners who really went the extra mile for their employees. In one case, the owner arranged for a moving van and a support team to help a female employee in an abusive relationship move to a new apartment,” said SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe...

Elements Brands Name Scott Kauffman CFO, Expands Finance Department »

May 29, 2015 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: elements®fitness

Additional executive level growth for Miami-based family of healthy lifestyle brands.
Miami, FL - May 29, 2015 - (PR.com) - In a move believed to be heading towards a private equity play, elements brands (including elements fitness, BalanceDiet, thinspa, STUDIO by elements, and e'co natural products) has named longtime finance veteran Scott Kauffman as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kauffman has over twenty years of accounting and finance leadership in a range of industries and organizations ranging from startup to Fortune 50. He has raised millions in capital investments and negotiated deals with some of the most well-known brands in America – including AT&T, Motorola, and WalMart. Kauffman is the third executive level addition to the fast growing Miami based fitness franchise company in 2015...

Computer Troubleshooters Announces Award Of Excellence For Franchisee Daniel Bryce Of Austin, TX »

May 29, 2015 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Computer Troubleshooters is pleased to announce Daniel Bryce, franchise owner of Computer Troubleshooters of Southwest Austin, as a recipient of the Award of Excellence for 2015.
Independence, OH - May 29, 2015 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters is pleased to announce Daniel Bryce, franchise owner of Computer Troubleshooters of Southwest Austin, as a recipient of the Award of Excellence for 2015. Computer Troubleshooters, an international franchise brand that delivers technology solutions and support to both business and residential customers, congratulates Bryce on this well-deserved award.
Computer Troubleshooters proudly acknowledged franchisee Daniel Bryce with an Award of Excellence at Computer Troubleshooters’ recent conference held in Denver at the Curtis Hotel...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Opens Build Your Own Pizza Brand To Panama City Beach, Fla. »

May 29, 2015 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Uncle Maddio's

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 - Leading fast-casual pizza brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is taking over the Panama City Beach, Fla., pizza scene when it opens its first restaurant in the beach community on May 28, 2015. The Atlanta-based build-your-own pizza concept is located at Pier Park North, 15750 Panama City Beach Parkway, Suite #180, Panama City Beach, FL 32413. This will be the first of three Uncle Maddio’s locations planned for the area. The restaurant will hold a grand opening celebration on May 30, 2015, and will serve free 9-inch, build-your-own, three-topping pizzas to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Uncle Maddio's offers premium ingredients and more customization than any other fast-casual pizza chain...

ServiceMaster Restore And "Hoarders: Family Secrets" Cleanup Expert, Matt Paxton, Partner To Shed Light On Growing National Epidemic »

May 29, 2015 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - May 28, 2015) - Up to 5 percent (15 million) of Americans are estimated to suffer from hoarding, which is now recognized as its own mental health disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. With the issue becoming more widespread, today ServiceMaster Restore, one of the largest residential disaster recovery and hoarding cleanup service companies in the United States, has renewed its partnership with hoarding cleanup expert and television personality Matt Paxton to expand its hoarding cleanup services.
Paxton and ServiceMaster Restore, a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), are continuing their relationship to help more people across the country who are impacted by the effects of hoarding...

Hurricane Season: The Usual Tips, Along With One Unique To 2015 »

May 29, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Recent National Flood Insurance Program changes may tempt you to drop your Flood coverage; here’s why you shouldn’t.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - We’ve all heard hurricane preparedness tips - put together your emergency kit, know your evacuation route, have a family communications plan in the event you get separated.
But, this year there’s a new tip that is just as important as the old familiar ones - make sure you renew your Flood policy.
Here’s why: In April, the National Flood Insurance Program began implementing Congressionally mandated reforms required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA), including slowing some rate increases and offering different deductible limits that may help to reduce Flood Insurance premiums...

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands Operations In Minnesota »

May 29, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: ABRA Auto Body & Glass

MINNEAPOLIS - May 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced the opening of its newest franchise repair center in Mankato, Minnesota.
ABRA is one of the largest and fastest growing multi shop repair operators in the country. The company now operates 54 independently-owned franchises and 231 company-owned locations for a total of 285 in 22 states.
The new ABRA repair center is located at 1671 Madison Avenue in Mankato, Minnesota about 90 minutes south of downtown Minneapolis. The franchise is owned and operated by Jerry and Geralynn Kottschade who are well recognized in the community as operators of Jerry’s Body Shop. Jerry purchased Ben’s Bee-Line Auto Collision Shop in 1971 and built a successful collision repair business from there...

Grease Monkey™ Selects Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand As 2015 Vendor Of The Year »

May 29, 2015 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: Grease Monkey

May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, Colo. – Grease Monkey International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand has been selected as its 2015 Vendor of the Year.
Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand is a supplier of automotive preventative maintenance products to the quick–change oil and automotive service industries with manufacturing and distribution locations throughout North America. The award was presented to Solid Start at the 2015 Grease Monkey International Conference, which was held in Cancun, Mexico, April 18-22.
“Solid Start provides a great product and their service and training is second to none,” said Rick Juarez, Grease Monkey International Purchasing Director...

Right At Home International Receives Presidential Award For Export Successes »

May 29, 2015 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

May 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // OMAHA - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Right at Home International with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“The President's ‘E’ Award winners are outstanding American businesses and organizations that have played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy through increased U.S. exports,” said Secretary Pritzker. “By selling Made-in-America goods and services internationally, winners are creating jobs in Nebraska and their local communities...

Computer Troubleshooters Provides Technology Service With Franchise In Astoria, NY »

May 29, 2015 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Terry Celestin of Astoria, NY is warmly welcomed to Computer Troubleshooters’ network of franchisees who provide on-site computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential clients.
Independence, OH - May 29, 2015 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters is proud to announce the opening of a new franchise store located in Astoria, NY. Terry Celestin is warmly welcomed to Computer Troubleshooters’ network of franchisees who provide on-site computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential clients.
Terry Celestin stated, “I am delighted to be bringing Computer Troubleshooters’ services to Queens, the second largest and most diverse economy of New York City’s five boroughs...

Kinderdance Announces Kinder Dance With Me® Session 2 »

May 29, 2015 at 4:18AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International is excited to announce Kinder Dance With Me® Session 2 of a brand new program developed to support our focus on a child’s gross motor and language development while providing the foundational skills for which higher learning is built upon.
Kinder Dance With Me® offers dance and sensory-motor activities that enhance timely acquisition of developmental milestones. Established in 2014 Kinder Dance With Me® has released its 2nd of 4 sessions for young children ages 15-24months. The program focuses on the developmental motor milestones children greatly need to move towards their full potential. Children are able to learn and move under the instruction of a certified instructor from Kinderdance® in a safe atmosphere with cute age appropriate songs and dances...

Starwood Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend »

May 29, 2015 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - May 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.375 per share. The regular quarterly dividend will be paid on June 17, 2015 to stockholders of record on June 3, 2015.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St...

Papa John's Sweetens The Deal With All-New Cinnamon Knots, Answers Unprecedented Demand From Fans Nationwide »

May 29, 2015 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

Add All-New Cinnamon Knots or Garlic Knots for Only $5 When Paired with the Greek Pizza for Just $12
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - May 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Following the wildly successful release of Papa John's Garlic Knots last month, the company's founder, president and CEO Papa John announced today that it would begin offering a sweet spin on a new fan favorite this summer.
In the weeks following the launch, customers went "knots" and took to their phones and social media accounts to voice their support. To celebrate and reward its fans, Papa John's announced that it will now offer all-new Cinnamon Knots - eight delectable knots made from fresh, never frozen dough, topped with a cinnamon sugar drizzle and oven baked to golden brown perfection...



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